NEWS

2-25 January 2014: I will be teaching at the Palm Beach Poetry Festival alongside some very special poets including Nick Flynn, Carolyn Forché, Linda Gregg, Thomas Lux, Campbell McGrath, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Mary Ruefle, Tim Seibles, Laure-Anne Bosselaar, and performance poets Taylor Mali and Glenis Redmond.

Summer 2013: An interview about Sad Friends, Drowned Lovers, Stapled Songs, Reflections and Conversations with Twentieth Century American Poets in the Harvard Review.

Summer 2012: An Interview about Sad Friends, Drowned Lovers, Stapled Songs, Reflections and Conversations with Twentieth Century American Poets on Poetry International.

Summer 2012: A review of The Double Truth, Prairie Schooner.

April 2012: Named the 10th recipient of the Joseph R. Accinno Faculty Teaching Award, Providence College's highest teaching honor.

January 2012: A review of ‘Storm Cloud’, The Literary Bag.

December 2011: Sad Friends, Drowned Lovers, Stapled Songs, Reflections and Conversations with Twentieth Century American Poets, Marick Press, Gross Pointe, Michigan.



Each new generation of poets is faced with the near impossible task of writing toward the unsayable in a new way. It is their sublime calling. The eleven major American poets who are featured in Sad Friends, Drowned Lovers, Stapled Songs, Reflections and Conversations with Twentieth Century American Poets - Jack Gilbert, Maxine Kumin, Donald Hall, Robert Bly, Galway Kinnell, Ruth Stone, Lucille Clifton, Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Bishop, James Wright and Philip Levine - found implosive new language and forms for making new. Their poetry witnesses memorably to their age of the second half of the 20th century and beginning of the 21st. These interviews and essays preserve the mystery of their poems, while providing distilled bittersweet commentary on the life experiences, aesthetic breakthroughs and formidable ambition that imbue their careers.

December 2011: The Double Truth is named one of the top ten books of poetry by The Boston Globe for 2011.

December 2011: Ruth Stone's 1st Interview, Lucille Clifton's Last: A Conversation with Jericho Brown & Chard deNiord, The Best American Poetry Blog.

November 2011: 'Ruth Stone Obituary', The Guardian.